Where Does Your Home Town Rate In The World’s Worst Congested Cities?

Tue 6th Feb 2018

The next time you are stuck in traffic on your daily commute, cursing the cars in front of you and wishing you had set off for work just that ten minutes earlier, spare a thought for the citizens of Los Angeles, who for the sixth year in succession.

Drivers in the City of Angels spent on average 102 peak hours in congestion in 2017, making it No.1 in the top ten list of the world’s most congested cities. The USA has three of the top five most congested cities, with New York and San Francisco joining Moscow and Sao Paulo as the traffic-jam capitals of the planet.

The latest congestion data comes from the INRIX 2017 Traffic Scorecard. Collected from 300 million connected cars and devices, INRIX traffic data can be analyzed by different times of the day and across different parts of the road network, such traffic in downtown areas compared to vehicles coming in and out of a city, inside and outside of peak hours, and at weekends.

There will be no surprises to discover that London is Europe’s most congested city, drivers in the UK’s capital spending on average 74 hours in congestion.

Overall the United Kingdom is the world’s 10th most congested country on the planet. Perhaps surprisingly, the world’s most congested country overall is Thailand, closely followed by near neighbours Indonesia. Whilst the motor car is booming in the far eastern countries, the road networks in these growing nations is way behind in terms of infrastructure.

To find out where your city ranks go to inrix.com/scorecard/

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